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EU: General Court upholds bathroom cartel fine

 |  July 3, 2018

The EU General Court has upheld a US$62 million fine on Sanitec for participating in the European bathroom fittings cartel, contradicting the court’s own 2013 decision to reduce the fine to US$59 million.

A number of the companies penalised by the European Commission brought actions before the General Court seeking annulment of the Commission’s decision and/or reduction of the fines. By judgments of September 16, 2013, the General Court dismissed the actions brought by certain of those companies. The Commission appealed before the Court of Justice against the General Court’s judgment relating to Sanitec Europe and its subsidiaries.

In the judgment on July 2, the General Court reassessed, in accordance with the judgment of the Court of Justice of January 26, 2017, the probative value of the evidence relating to Allia and Produits Céramiques de Touraine’s participation in the cartel on prices of ceramics in France.

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